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Directions to the hotel

When travelling to the hotel, always follow indications to Bilbao Airport. When leaving from airport to the hotel, get the first exit, DERIO. You´ll get to a roundabout, take the left (you must be able to see the hotel on your left now), then follow the signs to make the turn into the hotel.

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao Airport

Zarandoa kalea 5, 48160 Derio
Bilbao - Vizcaya, Spain

GPS alternative address: Barrio San Esteban,36
(San Esteban Auzoa, 36) Derio

The Holiday Inn Express Bilbao hotel is ideally located at 600 meters from Bilbao airport and at 2 kilometres from the Zamudio Technology, with easy access from any direction to the airport on the A8 motorway towards the N-637 direction Mungia and taking the N-633 to the airport.

The Holiday Inn hotel Bilbao can be reached from Bilbao Centre on the bus line A3247, from Intermodal (Main bus station) for a cost of 3€ the trip. Once at the airport, you can use the free shuttle that leaves every 30 minutes from the third floor "DEPARTURES" between 05:00 and 22:45. Outside these hours a taxi would cost you approximately 10€ from the airport and 35€ from the center of Bilbao.

We are located 10 km (6.2 miles) from Bilbao city centre and less than 12 km (7.5 miles) from the coast.


Getting Around

Bilbao is a large city and has excellent transport links with the rest of Spain and all the major European capitals. With extensive, convenient and inexpensive public transport, visitors to the city can choose their ideal way to travel around Bilbao area.

Bilbao Card

The Bilbao Card is public transport ticket that works with metro Bilbao, tram, Bilbobus,  la Salve elevator and Artxanda´s funicular.

It is possible aldo to go on the visitis programmed by the tourist Office of the Casco viejo and the Ensanche.

With it you may have discounts in shops, restaurants and museums.

You can buy it at the departures terminal of the airport.

For more information go to the Bilbao web page here.


Bilbao Buses & Coaches

From the central bus Station, Termibus, you can travel with:

Bilbobús routes cover all the districts in Bilbao with more than 30 lines. There are also six night buses.

Bizkaibus is another bus road network connecting Bilbao to all the districts in Vizcaya.
The long distance coaches and buses are operated by different companies serving different routes.

Alsa operates routes to most of the cities in Spain and routes between Bilbao and cities in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, UK and Switzerland.

PESA operates the bus connection between Bilbao and San Sebastian.

La Union operates the routes from Vitoria, Pamplona and Logroño.

Bilbao by Car

A network of motorways and highways converges on Bilbao. The city can be reached by the A8, which is connected to Donostia-San Sebastian and the French border at Irun, and by the A68, which connects with Barcelona and the A7 along the Mediterranean coast. Bilbao is connected to Burgos by the A68 and to Valladolid by the Autovía de Castilla (Castile Freeway). From there the Autovia del Norte (Northern Freeway) leads to Madrid. Bilbao is connected to Santander by the Autovía del Cantábrico (Cantabrian Freeway).

Approximate time to city:

From Santander - 1 hour; San Sebastian - 1 hour 15 minutes; Burgos - 1 hour 30 minutes; Valladolid - 2 hours 30 minutes; Madrid - 4 hours; Barcelona - 5 hour 30 minutes


Bilbao Airport (BIO) is located just 12 km / 7 miles from the city is one of the region's main transport hubs. Bilbao Airport has regular flights to and from many cities around Spain and the main European capitals and serves more than 4 million passengers annually.

Buses, taxis, and our hotel shuttle are available outside the Departures Hall of the airport (Upstairs). The bus A2153 - bus road network Bizkaibus - travel from the airport - stop 5409 Airport Roundabout (Rotonda del Aeropuerto) - to the centre of Bilbao. Our airport shuttle operates between 6am to 12pm every day and brings you to the hotel in two minutes.


Bilbao by Train

Bilbao has three railway stations, operated by three different companies: Abando Station, Concordia Station and Atxuri Station, and which can be found alongside the scenic river, in the city's El Ensanche district.

Bilbao's main RENFE train station is known locally as the Abando Station and is located on the Plaza Circular. Long and short distance trains travel from this station to a number of notable Spanish cities including Madrid (just over 6 hours), Barcelona (9 hours), Burgos (3 hours) and Valladolid (4r hours), Alicante and Málaga. Approximate driving distance from the hotel -16 minutes (13.9km - 8.6 miles).

Nearby, Bilbao's Concordia train station serves FEVE trains, which travel in a westerly direction to Cantabria and Asturias. FEVE’s two main routes link Bilbao with Santander and León. Approximate driving distance from the hotel - 20 minutes (13.6km - 8.5 miles).

Located on the other side of the river, the Atxuri train station can be found to the southeast of Old Quarter of Bilbao (Casco Viejo). Regular ET/FV (Eusko Tren / Ferrocarril Vasco) trains travel to many destinations, including Bermeo, Guernica, Mundaka, and San Sebastain - with a total travel time of less than three hours. Approximate driving distance from the hotel - 18 minutes (13.1km - 8.1 miles).

Bilbao Car Hire / Rental

Many people visiting the city of Bilbao often choose to rent a car, enjoying the freedom of being able to travel in and around the city at their own pace and exploring the surrounding countryside and neighbouring towns. There are plenty of car hire companies in Bilbao that can be found in the center or at the airport.

A car hire office is available at Holiday Inn Express Bilbao. The car hire office Goldcar will be open from 08.00 until 24.00 every day in the hotel car park.


Bilbao Taxi

Plenty of taxis can be found in the city centre, outside large hotels and at Bilbao Airport outside the main terminal building.

Taxis in Bilbao can also be hailed on the street and pre-booked in advance by telephone. Radio Tele-Taxi (tel: (94) 410 2121 or 421 8750), Radio Taxi Bilbao (tel: (94) 444 8888) and Radio Taxi Nervion (tel: (94) 426 9026 or 422 2411) are reliable taxi companies in Bilbao.


Bilbao Tram

The city of Bilbao operates a convenient and inexpensive tram system, covering an area linking Atxuri to Basurto and providing travel to a number of locations and attractions, such as the Atxuri train station, the Guggenheim Museum, Arriaga Theatre, Euskalduna Palace and the San Mamés Football Stadium.



Bilbao Metro / Subway

Opened in 1997, the Bilbao Metro train network is one of the most modern, innovative and stylish underground transport systems in the world. The Bilbao Metro subway travels to the northern coastline, connecting a number of stations to the city's nearby beaches.

Bilbao's Metro trains also travel into the city centre and bus station. Metro Bilbao has two metro lines. Line 1 (Etxebarri-Plentzia) links Bilbao stations to the right-bank districts. Line 2 (Etxebarri-Santurtzi) links Bilbao stations to the left-bank districts.